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Old November 8th, 2005, 02:53 PM
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Be aware that RCCL has revised their on-board liquor policy. Used to be you could purchase a bottle on-board in the duty-free shop, pay a corkage fee and take it to your cabin.

This is no longer allowed. The official reason I was given is this is a safety issue. RCCL does not want their passengers drinking unsupervised.

IMHO that is horsefeathers. I believe it is simply to get more money out of your wallet into theirs.

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Does this also mean the may search bags for contraband?
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Thanks for the info Firedog. I have always enjoyed buying a bottle of liquor to have in my cabin. I wouldn't call it a "corkage fee" it was just that you didn't get it duty free if you brought it to your cabin. I am sorry to hear this. I have heard rumors and heard it before. Maybe after that episode on the Brilliance with the honeymoon couple where the groom went overboard and never found they changed their policy. It sucks quite frankly. I spend plenty at the bars but like to make a drink in my cabin at times also. I will improvise
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Hmm, does that mean their crew members are going to be in your cabin when you are being amorous to make sure you are practicing safe sex?????
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Hmm, does that mean their crew members are going to be in your cabin when you are being amorous to make sure you are practicing safe sex?????
Having sex with crew members is done at your own risk!

Any liquid contraband which may or may not have been in our bags was neither disturbed nor confiscated. Not even the large bottle of water which faintly smelled like gin.

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Hey there,

Do you all recommend bringing beer, wine, champagne or vodka etc. in checked bags or can it be brought in our carry-ons? Never seen anything confiscated unless it was brought on in a wine box, like it was just purchased. Is RCCL a lot more strict that Celebrity?

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Hey there,

Do you all recommend bringing beer, wine, champagne or vodka etc. in checked bags or can it be brought in our carry-ons? Never seen anything confiscated unless it was brought on in a wine box, like it was just purchased. Is RCCL a lot more strict that Celebrity?

Thanks, Mabel
When we take liquor with us on a cruise, we ALWAYS pack it in our checked bags. We purchase it in plastic bottles, then put it inside two ziplock bags - one inside the other. Have never had a problem with leakage or having it confiscated.
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Where did your cruise travel too? We're cruising on Granduar of the Seas in January, and when I called to ask if there policy has changed I was told that I still could bring a bottle back to my room from the duty free.
I wonder if it depends on where you cruise to?
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We will be bringing our own liquor that is just BS!!!!
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